A Typically Atypical Couple of Days
Just a sampling of a 48 period Thursday 5:00pm to Saturday 5:00pm. There are reasons for why I things were done this way. Some of the rationale is based on science, some on experimentation – neither of which I will explain today. This isn’t how I train or eat every 48hrs, but is an example of what might occur during a 48 hr period each week. Do not do any of this without understanding why – which you do not. Just an example of what is to come and eventually, explained.
5:15pm Concept 2 Erg. 12km @ 1:51.9/500m @ average HR 148. Stroke rate – 19. 44mins 47secs
6:05pm Abs. V-sits 8 x 20.
6:15pm Stretching 10mins. 1L water.
6:45pm 185g roasted turkey. 70g cheddar cheese. 100g salami. ½ big cucumber. Green tea.
8:00pm 1L water.
6:00am Wake up
6:05am Weight – 91.30kg
6:15am 2 shots espresso, 1L water
8:30am Arm/leg bike 42mins @ 141bpm
9:30am Green tea, Weight – 90.9kg
9:40am 1 handful “Big Pump Mega-Mix” (raw almonds, raw macadamias, goji berries). 1L water.
9:45am Green tea, 1 tablespoon coconut oil. 1 tablespoon natural peanut butter.
10:00am Stretch 5-10mins.
11:30am Run – Half Marathon (21.1km) in 1hour 31mins 25seconds. Average speed 4:20/km. Average HR 156.
1:10pm Weight – 88.90kg
1:15pm 1 x pack of Allen’s “Party Mix”. 1/2 pack of Tim Tams. 1 x can of Solo.
1:30pm 20 jump squats, 20 push-ups (both with 10kg weighted vest) x 6.
2:00pm Protein thickshake (500g full-fat ice cream, 500ml skim milk, 30g whey protein), 1/2 pack of Tim Tams. 1 x can of Solo. 6 x 1 slice of rindless bacon, 1 poached egg on 1/2 an english muffin (oh which I had 4, because my body was ceasing to enjoy sudden influx of calories and sugar).
3:00pm Green tea. 1L water. 1 can of Coke Zero.
6:00pm Salad with baby spinach, iceberg lettuce, cucumber, celery with additional croutons, bacon bits, olive oil, cheese cubes. 5-6 small slices of bread with butter. 100g (at best) of fried calamari. 500g grass-fed sirloin steak with chips. 2 x 375ml beers (always lager).
7:00pm Choc-top ice cream. Large slurpee (cola, raspberry flavours). 250g Cadbury Milk Chocolate.
9:00pm 1L water.
6:00am Wake up.
6:10am Weight – 93.5. Green tea. 1 x espresso. 1L water.
7:00am Walk 60mins
12:00pm 1 x handful “Big Pump Mega-Mix”. 1 can of Coke Zero. 300g Baby spinach.
2:00pm Green tea. 1 tablespoon coconut oil. 30g whey protein in 500ml of water.
4:00pm Green tea. 1 can of Coke Zero. 1 small can of Tuna. 1 tablespoon of natural peanut butter.
5:00pm 60mins arm/leg bike 60mins @ average HR 134.
So, what did I learn? You can do quite a bit with not very much. Food can be a crutch. Food can also be delicious and make you feel sleepy.